Two parents are being held on $9 million bail each after a horrific discovery at a residence in Perris over the weekend, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
An investigation began after a 17-year-old girl “escaped” from her home in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road and called 911 early Sunday morning to report that her 12 brothers and sister were being held captive by their parents, according to a sheriff’s news release.
She alleged some of her siblings were bound in padlocked chains.
Her call prompted a response from Perris Police Department officers and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, who believed the “slightly emaciated” girl was only 10 years old until she gave them her age.
After interviewing the teen, investigators went to the residence and contacted her